Elizabeth Sarnoff

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Elizabeth Sarnoff
Elizabeth Sarnoff by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Sarnoff at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
Occupation Screenwriter, producer
Nationality American
Notable work(s) Deadwood, Lost, Alcatraz

Elizabeth "Liz" Sarnoff is an American television writer and producer.

She has written episodes of NYPD Blue, Crossing Jordan, Deadwood and Lost. She is the co-creator of the FOX crime/mystery series Alcatraz.[1]

Career[edit]

Sarnoff joined the crew of Deadwood as an executive story editor and writer for the first season in 2004. Sarnoff wrote the episodes "Here Was a Man"[2] and "Suffer the Little Children".[3] She was promoted to producer for the second season in 2005. She wrote the episodes "New Money"[4] and "Amalgamation and Capital".[5] Sarnoff and the writing staff were nominated for the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2006 ceremony for their work on the second season.

She joined the crew of Lost as a producer and writer for the series second season in fall 2005. Sarnoff and the Lost writing staff won the WGA Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2006 ceremony for their work on the first and second seasons.[6] She was promoted to supervising producer for the third season in 2006. Sarnoff and her co-writer Christina M. Kim were nominated for the WGA award for Best Episodic Drama at the February 2007 ceremony for their work on the second season episode "Two for the Road".[7] The writing staff were again nominated for the WGA Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2007 ceremony for their work on the second and third seasons.[7] She remained a supervising producer and regular writer for the series fourth season in 2008. She was nominated for the WGA Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2009 ceremony for her work on the fourth season of Lost.[8] She was promoted to co-executive producer for the fifth season in 2009. The writing staff was nominated for the award again at the February 2010 ceremony for their work on the fifth season.[9] She was promoted to executive producer for the series sixth and final season in 2010.

In 2011, Sarnoff, along with Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, co-created the FOX series Alcatraz. It premiered in the U.S. January 16, 2012.

Trivia[edit]

Her name was used for a character in Fringe episode "The Cure". Fringe is another show which, like Lost, was created by J. J. Abrams.

Personal life[edit]

Sarnoff is an out lesbian.[10]

Deadwood episodes[edit]

  • "Here Was a Man" (Season 1, Episode 4)
  • "Suffer the Little Children" (Season 1, Episode 8)
  • "New Money" (Season 2, Episode 3)
  • "Amalgamation and Capital" (Season 2, Episode 8)

Lost episodes[edit]

Alcatraz episodes[edit]

  • "Pilot" 01.01 (with Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liz Sarnoff at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Alan Taylor (4/11/2004). "Here Was a Man". Deadwood. Season 1. Episode 4. HBO.
  3. ^ Dan Minahan (5/9/2004). "Suffer the Little Children". Deadwood. Season 1. Episode 8. HBO.
  4. ^ Steve Shill (3/20/2005). "New Money". Deadwood. Season 2. Episode 3. HBO.
  5. ^ Ed Bianchi (5/1/2005). "Amalgamation and Capital". Deadwood. Season 2. Episode 9. HBO.
  6. ^ "Awards Winners". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  7. ^ a b "2007 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  8. ^ "2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". WGA. 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  9. ^ "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". WGA. 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  10. ^ Bendix, Trish (September 2, 2010). "Lesbian TV writer Elizabeth Sarnoff working with JJ Abrams on another new show". AfterEllen.com. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 

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